With a first-ever state champion having a featured role, here are The Ridgefield Press’s Best-Of Awards for the Ridgefield High School fall sports season:
Play: Since set pieces were a source of scoring all season for the Ridgefield girls soccer team, it was unsurprising that the Tigers converted two of them in their 2-1 victory over Staples in the Class LL state finals. But it was the second of those perfectly executed goals that proved more meaningful. On a corner kick in the 59th minute, Caitlin Slaminko delivered a precise service that defender Claire Middlebrook headed home for a 2-0 lead. When Staples scored later in the contest, Middlebrook’s second goal turned out to be the game-winner.